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Hail: 27,000+ Home Medical Visits Conducted Last Year
08 April 2021

According to Hail Health Affairs, since early January 2020 until January 2021, the Home Healthcare Program of Hail Health Cluster has conducted 27,938 home visits, benefiting 1,241 patients enrolled in the program. Also, 3,859 trips were carried out by 15 medical teams (featuring 74 medical professionals) to deliver medicine and medical supplies to patients’ homes.

It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Health (MOH) provides the home medicine program services through qualified medical teams at several hospitals and medical cities across the Kingdom. The services are provided to patients with the engagement of their families as per approved standards.

Moreover, the health services provided by the home medicine program include comprehensive medical and nursing care, following-up bed-ridden patients and the elderly and their chronic diseases, such as: high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory problems, injury care, bedsore, tubes, catheters, intravenous therapy, palliative care, and care for patients with psychiatric and neurological diseases, in addition to providing physical therapy service, respiratory therapy, clinical nutrition, and social services. The other main services include health education for patients and their families. They are not restricted to health, psychological and social services only. They also include the provision of medical supplies and devices and medicines needed by the patients. 

Last Update : 08 April 2021 02:14 PM
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